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10:30 PM ET, May 6, 2014

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Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky Writes About Her Affair with President Clinton  —  Monica Lewinsky writes in Vanity Fair for the first time about her affair with President Clinton: “It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.”  She also says: “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton.
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for split Benghazi panel  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the select committee probing the attack in Benghazi should be split equally between Democrats and Republicans.  —  “If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Pelosi said in a Tuesday morning statement.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
John Kerry: I'll comply with House GOP's Benghazi request  —  Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday indicated he would comply with a House GOP subpoena to testify about Benghazi and other questions from the new select committee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner.
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid: No Senate Benghazi panel
Discussion: CNN
Juan Williams / The Hill:
House GOP walking into a trap
Discussion: CNN
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
How the White House helped Republicans on Benghazi
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Just 7 percent of journalists are Republicans.  That's far fewer than even a decade ago.  —  A majority of American journalists identify themselves as political independents although among those who choose a side Democrats outnumber Republicans four to one, according to a new study …
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Jim Romenesko:
Survey: Most say journalism is headed in the wrong direction  —  Profs at the Indiana University School of Journalism surveyed 1,080 journalists and found:  —  * Six in ten say their newsrooms have shrunk during the past year, while only 13.2% report newsroom growth.
Jason Leopold / Al Jazeera America:
EXCLUSIVE: EMAILS REVEAL CLOSE GOOGLE RELATIONSHIP WITH NSA  —  National Security Agency head and Internet giant's executives have coordinated through high-level policy discussions  —  Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin …
Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
Parody Obama Movie Posters Arrive in L.A. for President's Visit  —  Movie posters for a spoof entitled “Saving Barack Obama” have hit Los Angeles ahead of the president's visit the city.  —  The posters, which feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters …
David Patrikarakos / Politico:
Yuppie, Get Your Gun  —  Harking back to the partisans of World War II, young Ukrainians train for irregular combat against the Russians.  —  You have to drive about 30 miles outside Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv before the smooth, straight motorway dotted with billboards featuring Ralph Lauren and Versace finally comes to an end.
Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
D.C. Council to vote on broad new tax on insurance to cover city's health care exchange  —  The District's health exchange has a problem — a big money problem.  —  Like the 14 states that started online marketplaces, the District faces a year-end deadline to prove its Web site …
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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Mortality Drop Seen to Follow '06 Health Law
Cornelius Swart / KGW-TV:
Gov. Kitzhaber helps save woman's life  —  PORTLAND — Oregon's governor performed CPR on an unconscious woman in downtown Portland Monday, providing her medical assistance and helping to keep her alive until paramedics could arrive.  —  Gov. John Kitzhaber was traveling by car through downtown Portland …
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Gov. John Kitzhaber / Oregonian:
Gov. John Kitzhaber performs CPR on woman lying unconscious on Portland street
Kathryn A. Wolfe / Politico:
Jay Rockefeller: Some Obama foes think he's the ‘wrong color’  —  Sen. Jay Rockefeller unloaded on lawmakers Tuesday, accusing some of blocking efforts to solve urgent problems during Barack Obama's presidency “because he's the wrong color.”  —  Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who will retire at the end of the year …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republican senators turning against their own in 2016  —  Fearful of a third successive Democratic triumph, concerned Senate Republicans are turning against 2016 presidential bids by upstart hopefuls within their own ranks.  —  In forceful comments to The Hill, GOP senators made it plain …
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Jeb Bush edges up, Hillary Clinton slightly slides, in CNN 2016 poll
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Anti-Anal Sex Lawmaker Steve Hickey Makes His Crudest Analogy Yet (VIDEO)  —  To say that Steve Hickey is repulsed by anal sex is to say that South Dakota winters are a bit cold.  —  But the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based pastor and member of the state's House of Representatives managed to outdo himself on Monday …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Mediaite and The Raw Story
ThinkProgress:
Senate Candidate Belittles His Opponent As Just A Young Woman Who Has No Life Experience  —  Matt Bevin campaigning in Lexington.  —  CREDIT: Scott Keyes  —  MADISONVILLE, Kentucky — Senate candidate Matt Bevin doesn't think much of his potential Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
So Many Jihadists Are Flocking to Libya, It's Becoming ‘Scumbag Woodstock’  —  Leaders from at least three of al Qaeda's most virulent affiliates are now in Libya.  What are they planning there?  —  In the nearly 20 months since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Supreme Court gives its blessing for prayer at town meetings.  Get ready for a lot more Jesus in your life.  —  The most important turn in Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway—a case that probes the constitutionality of explicitly religious prayer in legislative sessions …
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David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Happy Huckabee Gets Mad  —  In 2007, Mike Huckabee stood impassively on a Republican presidential debate stage while Mitt Romney tried to embarrass him.  A program that Huckabee had instituted in Arkansas gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the right …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Washington Monthly
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music  —  (CNN) — Thinking about making a film?  Better leave out the foul language if you want it to be seen in Russia.  The same goes for plays.  Even rock stars will need to leave their potty mouths at home.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Mediaite
CNN:
Nigeria's government defends its actions as more girls are abducted  —  CNN anchor Isha Sesay will be live from Abuja on CNN International, Monday to Thursday at 5, 7, 8.30 and 9 p.m. CET.  —  Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria defended its response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls …
Jonathan Shorman / Springfield News-Leader:
Shouting protestors shut down Senate, some arrested  —  Protestors disrupt Senate News-Leader  —  JEFFERSON CITY - For about an hour this morning, Medicaid expansion demonstrators shut down the Senate, shouting and praying as police led them away.  —  Organizers said at least 15 people …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Post
ThinkProgress:
Koch Group Tries To Sink Ohio Zoo's Tax Proposal: 'There Is No Issue We Won't Get Involved In'  —  The Columbus, Ohio Zoo never expected such a formidable opponent.  —  Yet a proposal for a modest tax increase to fund the zoo's programs has attracted the attention of Americans for Prosperity …
Discussion: WBNS-TV, Daily Kos and Facing South
 
 
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New York Times:
3 Are Exonerated of Murder in Cases Tied to a Discredited Detective
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Mary Bruce / ABC News:
Obama Calls Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls ‘Heartbreaking’ And ‘Outrageous’
Erin Dooley / ABC News:
Suspicious Car Led to White House Lockdown
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Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Collapse in pay lies behind Britain's return to work: Self-employed are hidden victims of recession, report warns
Discussion: Spectator
Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
Putin's ‘Human Rights Council’ Accidentally Posts Real Crimean Election Results
Colin Campbell / The New York Observer:
Michael Grimm: ‘I Really Am One of the Luckiest Members of Congress’
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Biographer: ‘The World Seems to Disappoint Him’
 

 
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